Pornichet Select

April 20, 2012 posted by admin

April 20, 2012

Pornichet Select starts tomorrow!  It’s a 300 mile race from Pornichet to Pornichet, that does a loop that stretches down to Les Sables D’Olonne and back up to Ile De Groix.  Ile De Groix is the island West of Locmiquelic where this whole adventure started.  Here’s the problem.  When we started the double handed Demi-Cle race, the autopilots weren’t working.  This wasn’t a problem as we were double handed.  Since then we have spent days at the dock in connection with CMC Marine in Port Credit, working through fixing the pilots.  Now it appears that one might be working, but it needs calibration and testing, and it’s been blowing 20-30 knots every day.  Calibration needs to be done in flat calm conditions.  If I can’t get the pilots calibrated and tested, then I can’t do the race.  Of course it’s not the end of the world if I can’t do the race….it just means more miles to do next year.  After this the next big project is to add more flotation into the boat to bring her up to compliance with a new rule.  I’ll have two weeks to do this and have everything in order for the Fastnet!

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